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4.6 / 5 Rated by 170 members
Roxanne Yahner
Review from Roxanne Yahner
Red Velvet 252 events 113 reviews

My husband is from Richmond, Virginia, as was Edgar Allen Poe, so was very familiar with his back story as there is a lot of Poe lore to be found there. He found the character in NEVERMORE authentic to Poe's time in history and to all the stories...continued

reviewed Aug 02 2009 report as inappropriate
the reflective viewer
Review from the reflective viewer
Red Velvet 109 events 103 reviews

Nevermore Indeed.

The comments on this performance are all raves. The show has been extended. It would seem sacrilege to criticize. Sometimes an iconoclast is needed.

I was looking for real insight into Poe and some new angles on his work....continued

reviewed Aug 01 2009 report as inappropriate
Kathleen O'Nan
Review from Kathleen O'Nan
Red Velvet 112 events 70 reviews

When a friend told me that she'd been to see "Nevermore" twice, I knew I had to make it there. And was I ever glad that I did!
The acting was really incredible; my heart broke for Mr. Poe a dozen times that night. What a difficult and hard life...continued

reviewed Dec 18 2009 report as inappropriate
nik
Review from nik
Red Velvet 167 events 58 reviews

Historical and interesting play. The play was unsettling at times, the drunk Poe not attractive to watch.

reviewed Sep 19 2009 report as inappropriate
GWM
Review from GWM
Red Velvet 129 events 56 reviews

Highly recommend! A tour de force performance. The actor is able to make you appreciate the works of Poe, even of you were not a fan of the the writer or had not read his works since high school.

reviewed Aug 22 2009 report as inappropriate
Laurie D.
Review from Laurie D.
Red Velvet 266 events 45 reviews

Unbelievably well acted, and an interesting (if a tiny bit disjointed) story. Great evening!

reviewed Oct 19 2011 report as inappropriate
David Newman
Review from David Newman
Red Velvet 99 events 37 reviews

A fantastic performance by Jeffrey Combs gives a real sense of the man and the artist. Enjoyable and enlightening one-man show.

reviewed Apr 20 2011 report as inappropriate
Linda Quinn
Review from Linda Quinn
Red Velvet 53 events 24 reviews

Incredible one-man performance that touched on Poe the man and Poe the writer, integrating the flaws of the man with the brilliance of his writing.

reviewed Sep 19 2009 report as inappropriate
Ellen M.
Review from Ellen M.
Red Velvet 62 events 24 reviews

This was a really great evening of theatre. The writing, acting and directing for this piece was great. Even though I was very familiar with Poe's writings, I felt like I had a much better understanding of the man and especially, the poetry...continued

reviewed Sep 12 2009 report as inappropriate
keninla
Review from keninla
Red Velvet 59 events 20 reviews

The play was well acted but a bit of a bore nonetheless... the writing seemed gimmicky and meaningless to me apart from the reading's from Poe's masterworks.

reviewed May 18 2011 report as inappropriate
Ava Wynne
Review from Ava Wynne
Red Velvet 73 events 12 reviews

I can't find exactly the right words to describe how incredibly moving Jeffrey Combs is as Edgar Allan Poe. Not only do you have the words of a great writer, but Mr. Combs just becomes Poe, in his bitterness, his melancholy, his dramatic flair,...continued

reviewed Mar 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Brad
Review from Brad
Red Velvet 49 events 7 reviews

The acting was amazing. And the director did a good job in allowing us to get to know "Poe". But typical of a dramatic work like this there were a few places where it drug on.

reviewed Jul 18 2009 report as inappropriate
Frank Wells
Review from Frank Wells
Red Velvet 14 events 4 reviews

Combs was terrific. I've seen John Astin's Poe and while very enjoyable, this is different and frankly feels more authentic. Given the setup (an actual contemporary Poe public reading/performance near the end of his life )...it would be difficult...continued

reviewed Aug 21 2009 report as inappropriate
Sally Losee
Review from Sally Losee
Red Velvet 21 events 4 reviews

Loved it! The performance far exceeded my expectations. Have been a long time fan of Mr. Combs work in TV and film but he is unbelievably impressive on the stage. While he may not be considered a celebrity, he is most definitely an actor. I took...continued

reviewed Mar 15 2012 report as inappropriate
Albert Watts
Review from Albert Watts
839 events 435 reviews

The Steve Allen Theatre Set Up is not the best, especially for the size of the crowd that showed up. Never the less Nevermore is a great take on Poe. While I knew the New England Brahamans were not impressed with his work, I never how bitterly...continued

reviewed Aug 02 2009 report as inappropriate
Edward
Review from Edward
129 events 105 reviews

A real tour-de-force performance that's an amazing value even without the Goldstar discount. See it now before it goes into a bigger venue with higher prices.

reviewed Aug 28 2009 report as inappropriate
John W Boland
Review from John W Boland
133 events 102 reviews

I read the negative review just prior to mine. Please don't be pursuaded by that review---it is WRONG...in my humble opinion! I mean nothing is perfect but overall you will really ENJOY this one- man presentation about Edgar Allan Poe. The actor...continued

reviewed Oct 09 2009 report as inappropriate
hopieopie
Review from hopieopie
160 events 98 reviews

Overacted and not well acted

reviewed Sep 21 2011 report as inappropriate
Brenda Brubaker
Review from Brenda Brubaker
170 events 91 reviews

This was an excellent one-person play. Jeffrey gave an amazing portrayal of Poe. The text of the play was taken from actual Poe letters, essays, and reviews and reports of actual appearances.

reviewed Jul 17 2009 report as inappropriate
GLARe
Review from GLARe
101 events 66 reviews

In one word: FANTASTIC !! In two words: SUPERBLY FANTASTIC !! This one-man show by Jeffrey Combs made us more aware of the poet's success & struggles, mixed with his stories & poems. I have heard 'Tell-tale Heart' many times before as well as 'The...continued

reviewed May 18 2011 report as inappropriate
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